A certain man from Cyrene,1 Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus,2 was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.322
They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh,4 but he did not take it.
And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots5 to see what each would get.
It was the third hour when they crucified him.
The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.627
They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left.a29
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads7 and saying, "So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,830
come down from the cross and save yourself !"
In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him9 among themselves. "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself !
Let this Christ,b10 this King of Israel,11 come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe." Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.